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President's Council of Advisors Purpose Statement

The President’s Council of Advisors (PCOA) was formed to invite the perspective and experience of leaders in business, education, government and industry into a regular open exchange of feedback and ideas aimed at helping shape university strategy toward workforce development and community engagement. This exchange informs university leadership of the external environment, builds an understanding of external perspective on university challenges and opportunities and fosters advocacy for university goals and initiatives.

The council includes leaders representing current university partners, elected officials and captains of industry.

University leadership typically meets with the PCOA several times throughout the year.



Dr. Ann Ackerman, Former President and CEO, Oklahoma Business Roundtable

Randy Allen, President and CEO, MidCon, Inc.

Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon

Ruben Aragon, Latino Community Leader

Michael Carolina, Executive Director, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology

Jill Castilla, President and CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond

David Castillo, Executive Director, Greater OKC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Darryl Davis, Mayor, City of Edmond

Patti Davis, President, Oklahoma Hospital Association 

Liz Eickman, Director, Kirkpatrick Family Fund

Dr. Raúl Font, President, Latino Community Development Agency

Dr. Angela Grunewald, Superintendent, Edmond Public Schools

Judy Hatfield, CPA, CCIM, Principal, Equity Commercial Realty, LLC.

Kim Henry, Executive Director, Sarkeys Foundation 

Steve Hill, Chief of Staff, Oklahoma City Mayor's Office

Dr. Melissa Houston, Founder and Principal, 929 Strategies

Dr. Bahaeddin (Baha) Jassemnejad, Technical Manager, ASRC Federal System Solutions and FFA, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center

Sherry Jordan, President and CEO, Edmond Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Michelle Keylon, Superintendent/CEO, Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Julie Knutson, President and CEO, The Oklahoma Academy

Dave Lopez, Former Secretary of State, State of Oklahoma

Rep. Ryan Martinez, Oklahoma House of Representatives

Dr. Sean McDaniel, Superintendent, Oklahoma City Public Schools

Ken Miller, Vice-President. State Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for OG&E

Debi Moore, Director of Administration, E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation 

Rep. Cyndi Munson, Oklahoma House of Representatives 

Rep. Mike Osburn, Oklahoma House of Representatives

Marion Paden, President and CEO, Leadership Oklahoma

Ken Parker, Co-Founder and CEO, NextThought

Sen. Adam Pugh, Oklahoma State Senate

Sarah Roberts, Senior Program Officer, Inasmuch Foundation 

Hon. Lance Robertson, Director of Healthcare, Guidehouse (former US Asst Secretary/Administrator)

Mark A. Stansberry, Chairman, The GTD Group, Former RUSO Regent

Dr. Jeremy Thomas, Interim President, Oklahoma City Community College 

Dr. Gena Timberman, Principal and Founder, The Luksi Group

Garland Wilkinson, Senior Executive Vice President, MidFirst Bank

Roy Williams, President and CEO, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

David Woods, CEO, Magellan Executive Partners

Allen Wright, President and Founder, Hustings Group

Dr. George E. Young, Sr., Oklahoma State Senate